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Reading Half Marathon

Sun March 20 2011 Listed by mar
164 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
1Smith Formula One Circuit Crew 1:44:25 1:44:25 1:50:10 59.18
_Weevil_ Reading Roadrunners 1:48:28 1:48:28 1:50:00 1:48:28 59.55
acha114 Reading Roadrunners 1:33:36 1:39:37 1:34:00 1:39:37 0.00
afcbdave Reading Roadrunners 1:32:14 1:49:58 1:54:51 51.24
Alfadan Felt good but wasnt expecting much, should have gone quicker, had some left at the end, maybe a 1:42? Real Buzz RC 1:41:57 1:47:27 1:55:00 1:47:27 54.61
Amadeus Unaffiliated 1:26:46 1:26:46 1:26:46 69.67
Andrew I Unaffiliated 1:17:23 1:20:38 1:20:38 72.99
AndrewJ Very please considering total lack of any training plan this year - gonna go for it now and break 1:40 in Bracknell in May. Thanks to all the other Fetchies for shouts and random chat along the way.... Unaffiliated 1:41:16 1:42:26 1:42:26 59.01
AndyWB Unaffiliated 2:29:22 2:29:22 2:29:22 39.09
anne23 Unaffiliated 1:37:42 1:47:38 1:47:38 60.73
araqnid Unaffiliated 2:03:39 2:22:40 2:22:40 41.03
Avon Reading Joggers 1:25:12 1:33:30 1:33:30 63.48
B Rubble Not too bad after 8 months out injured.  Suffered from lack of race fitness towards the end. Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:28:36 1:28:36 70.48
Baron von Sharon PB! Headington RoadRunners 1:44:20 1:44:20 1:44:20 62.49
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:50:08 1:50:21 1:52:46 57.88
bennybeerbelly Hard push at the end - just missed out for 1:49 - 

weather prefect  -cloudy and slighty chilly Unaffiliated 1:50:22 1:50:22 1:50:00 1:50:22 53.04
BlackAndTabby Unaffiliated 2:13:05 2:29:44 2:29:44 46.43
blisterboy Bit slower than usual, the Nurse's outfit was to blame! Unaffiliated 1:45:06 1:45:06 1:45:06 55.55
blue (pete) approx garmin time. What a mare! Had a bad cough last week which has now developed into a bit of an issue. Set of smartly (too smartly) and by the bottom of Kendrick Hill wanted to go home! Met one shirt wearing Fetchy on run up to Prospect Park (He is in Berkshire BBC photo of camel(!) crossing finishing line around 2.18 gun time - we commented on the lack of fetchy shirts. So pleased to get to end.
Major thanks to the child bride and no. 2 son for once again following me around mwah! Unaffiliated 1:49:12 2:18:00 2:18:00 45.62
boyband6666 Really good course, which I did last year (and didn't enjoy, having prepared incorrectly), so came back determined to beat 1.30 (last year I fell short).

In the end I felt good all the way round, and didn't just beat it, I dominated it! Long Eaton Running Club, White Lightening Harriers, McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:13:47 1:26:53 1:29:59 1:26:53 67.20
Boycie Strong race. Start delayed by 20 mins and felt like I needed the loo as soon as we got going. Consequently v. Steady for four miles until the feeling passed. Then a downhill around 5 miles picked the pace up and from then on was averaging around 5.45s apart from one mile with a hill in it which was 6.15. First 5k 18.55 last 10m 58.37!!! Unaffiliated 1:17:40 1:17:40 1:18:00 1:17:40 75.38
BradR Bracknell Forest Runners 1:28:35 1:34:41 1:34:41 62.16
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 1:31:05 1:47:07 1:50:30 53.71
BrianK Reading Roadrunners 1:21:31 1:32:42 1:34:00 1:32:42 69.68
Bubabear Sandhurst Joggers 1:40:58 1:40:58 1:41:21 64.62
Bumface Purple Patch Runners 1:23:19 1:32:12 1:32:00 1:32:12 67.72
Burto Hatch Warren Runners 1:50:50 2:01:47 2:02:47 47.93
carlbob London FrontRunners 1:34:30 1:37:11 1:38:28 59.30
chocolatepony Unaffiliated 2:26:31 2:26:31 2:26:31 44.61
ck Sandhurst Joggers 1:53:00 0.00
ClaireLouise1 Reading Roadrunners 1:49:12 2:06:52 2:14:30 48.81
Cormorant  Proof of something you don't want to know - that you can run a half marathon on hardly any training. Ran all this with Gray, who was checking out by about mile 10 but we encouraged each other along and I held up his arm as we crossed the finishing line in the Madejski (he couldn't raise his arm by himself by that point), not a dry eye in the house. Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:35:24 2:08:13 2:08:13 52.17
coxar Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:50:08 1:57:10 1:57:29 51.85
CR1970 Unaffiliated 1:44:09 1:46:54 1:46:54 63.10
Cris Garth Swindon Harriers 1:24:50 1:36:44 1:36:44 68.54
D.Lloyd PB! Unaffiliated 1:50:02 1:50:02 1:59:00 1:50:02 58.20
Dave B Unaffiliated 1:27:05 1:27:05 1:58:28 49.42
DavidC Reading Roadrunners 1:38:34 1:47:03 1:47:03 59.31
Dawid Unaffiliated 1:59:33 1:59:33 1:53:00 1:59:33 48.84
Dee VanCity My plan was to run this slower than marathon pace for the first half or so, then pick up to marathon pace.  I followed the plan for the first three miles, then got bored of running so slow.  I then picked up to marathon pace for the next several miles and then picked it up even more for the last three miles.  I had fun, smiling all the way.  Great race! Cove Joggers 1:42:46 1:53:27 1:53:27 57.72
Digga Unaffiliated 1:25:36 1:31:29 1:31:29 71.22
Dol Bailey Unaffiliated 1:48:29 1:57:01 2:00:00 1:58:17 60.54
DTB Hart Road Runners 1:44:03 1:45:00 1:50:00 1:45:00 56.05
emilyc Unaffiliated 2:14:40 2:14:40 2:30:00 2:14:40 48.43
Escapee Reading Roadrunners 1:47:08 1:57:20 1:57:20 56.57
EstelleJ Unaffiliated 2:29:02 2:29:02 2:29:02 47.55
Fat Jase Unaffiliated 1:40:28 1:42:08 1:43:10 56.60
Footpad Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:53:09 1:53:09 55.19
Freeman Mornington Chasers 1:13:54 1:14:03 1:14:03 79.24
FurryFeet Unaffiliated 1:18:57 1:25:18 1:30:00 1:25:18 70.38
Garden City Rick Garden City Runners 1:37:38 1:40:52 1:40:52 65.73
GAZGIB Bracknell Forest Runners 1:35:38 1:49:17 1:48:00 2:03:21 48.67
gmace Unaffiliated 2:12:22 2:12:22 2:12:22 0.00
Godzilla Ranelagh Harriers 1:44:23 1:57:32 1:57:32 49.81
gracesdad73 Port Talbot 1:26:34 1:26:34 1:27:17 1:27:17 67.69
grahamk345 UKnetrunner 1:27:16 1:27:16 1:28:00 0.00
gray Maybe not my finest hour (or 2hrs 8 mins & 14 secs come to that). Feet seemed to be stuck to the tarmac for the last four miles or so but nevertheless kept 'running' the whole way. Seem to remember encouragement from my carer 'Cormorant' - wish I could remember a single word....good to finish in the Mad Stad once again and looking forward to a far more dignified (!) visit for the London Irish - Exeter St Patrick's day guinness-fest this Saturday. Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:50:59 2:08:14 2:08:14 0.00
Groundhog Injured achilles tendon 2 weeks before so couldn't train in the last 2 weeks.  happy to finish my first half marathon, but it was a killer in the last 3 miles. 100 Marathon Club, Sandhurst Joggers, LDWA 1:43:01 2:07:20 2:00:00 2:07:20 48.63
GuyT Unaffiliated 1:44:04 1:44:04 1:50:00 1:44:04 60.50
happy_ann Unaffiliated 2:21:33 2:21:33 2:30:00 2:21:33 54.33
Harrier coach Halterworth Harriers 1:25:45 1:25:45 1:25:45 74.05
Heavyweight UKnetrunner 1:41:41 1:49:21 1:51:36 57.38
Hills of Death (HOD) Not great tried to run at Mara Pace but just over Riverside Runners 1:39:43 1:47:07 1:47:07 56.05
Hissing Sid Unaffiliated 1:29:48 1:29:48 1:29:48 70.11
hungry hippo Purple Patch Runners 1:52:56 0.00
Ian147 Unaffiliated 1:32:38 1:32:38 1:32:38 63.78
Iron_Mum Not a pb :-( but still a great result as I've been struggling with Achilles injury and hadn't done nearly enough training. Didn't even think I was going to be able to run it this time last week. 
Nice steady splits:
5K – 00:29:05
10K – 00:56:49
15K – 01:25:51
20K – 01:54:09 FERC 1:53:10 2:00:15 2:00:15 56.47
jbg777 Unaffiliated 1:46:00 2:06:00 2:06:00 46.39
JCMARLOWE Unaffiliated 1:44:30 2:00:11 2:00:00 2:08:05 47.95
jcmwatkins Reading Roadrunners 1:59:59 2:28:51 2:31:16 39.69
JF50 Unaffiliated 1:37:06 1:40:59 1:40:59 68.69
Jigs Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:19:28 1:19:28 77.29
Jim7 Didn't go according to plan and fell well behnid target pace after about 6 miles. TeamBath AC 1:14:04 1:18:23 1:15:50 1:18:23 74.48
Jock Itch FERC 1:13:30 1:17:20 1:17:23 78.12
JPK Reading Joggers 1:32:45 2:25:28 2:25:28 40.80
Julzy Fab :) a 4 minute PB and 9 minutes quicker than last year at Reading :) Unaffiliated 1:49:25 1:57:53 2:05:00 1:58:18 58.77
Just John 3rd time in Reading - and so pleased to have done better than last year.  little way off PB but all very good and happy. Unaffiliated 1:43:48 1:51:56 1:59:00 1:51:56 52.30
Kate1307 OMG... first one done. Bramley Runners 1:55:31 2:11:26 2:10:00 2:11:26 50.50
katec Runnymede Runners 1:45:01 1:58:27 1:58:27 55.10
kaybear Wimbledon Windmilers 1:54:04 2:00:56 1:59:00 2:00:56 56.15
KDJ Reading Joggers 2:00:15 0.00
Kew Reading Joggers 1:39:54 1:39:54 1:40:13 65.95
Kimberlina Wimbledon Windmilers 2:07:04 2:16:09 2:16:00 2:16:09 49.54
kingosticks Unaffiliated 1:35:19 1:39:36 1:39:36 58.62
Knox Reading Joggers 1:44:52 1:53:15 1:53:15 62.57
Krisis Unaffiliated 1:42:48 1:46:55 1:49:59 1:46:55 56.54
ktok Unaffiliated 1:41:38 1:42:34 1:42:34 57.60
lennoxr Could age be catching up with me or was it that hard 20 miler last week caught up with me today. Never felt great even in the first mile. Maidenhead AC 1:19:51 1:23:20 1:23:30 1:24:38 71.43
Lethargic Long Eaton Running Club 1:10:10 1:15:22 1:15:22 78.75
line186 Unaffiliated 2:06:47 1:49:00 0.00
LucyG Compton Harriers RC 1:31:26 1:33:11 1:35:25 77.71
M4RK J Dubai Road Runners 1:37:02 1:44:30 1:44:30 58.29
MarcH DNF - severe ab cramps right after 3 miles.
Pulled out as I coudn't continue.
Osteopath (referred to by my GP) diagnosed a muscle strain... Mornington Chasers 1:16:51 1:16:51 0.00
MarkyS Reading Roadrunners, Saffron Striders RC 1:27:24 1:28:01 1:28:00 1:28:01 66.41
martian77 Unaffiliated 2:03:20 2:48:44 0.00
Martin G Saint Edmund Pacers 1:17:27 1:22:24 0.00
McCargathon Great race, another PB smashed! Went far too quickly on the first 7 miles and paid the price until the excellent stadium finish got me home and dry. BeaRCats running club 1:42:59 1:42:59 1:42:59 56.85
Michael G Reading Roadrunners, Trail Running Association 1:18:07 1:28:21 1:28:21 71.87
Mikey Mel Unaffiliated 1:38:07 0.00
MissChappo Unaffiliated 2:22:12 2:22:12 2:22:12 46.90
MKS Provisional time from Garmin. The kind person who overtook me around 6k mark banged my stopwatch and stopped the timer! Luckily I had a plain stop watch on my other wrist which shows 1:39:05 so either way I have a new PB.

Official chip time confirmed at 1:39:05 Newbury AC 1:23:55 1:39:05 1:39:05 72.69
Mon77 Unaffiliated 1:34:07 1:44:50 1:44:50 62.47
monkey harris Unaffiliated 1:54:33 2:01:00 2:01:00 50.35
Monkey_75 Garmin time was 1:54:43 
I ran on max's number!! London Fire Brigade, London Fire Brigade Triathlon Club 1:55:06 1:55:06 1:55:06 57.21
Morf Pre London training run at race pace Reading Joggers 1:35:42 1:35:42 1:40:00 1:36:14 72.91
Mr Chops Unaffiliated 1:37:49 1:37:49 1:44:08 56.74
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) It's a must for us :-) Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:31:50 1:31:50 86.98
Munty Hart Road Runners 1:27:59 1:32:12 1:29:40 1:32:12 72.55
mystique100 Preparation was going well, but 3 weeks before the even I injured my Achilles tendon. It healed up just in time for the race, but the ankle brace  I wore as a precaution caused soreness under the arch of my foot half way through the race so i had to slow down. :-(

Reasonably happy with the time considering I was running in paid for 1/2 the race.  This is the 3rd time something bad has happened in this even over the years preventing me from imporoving my PB ;-( Unaffiliated 1:40:04 2:05:25 1:55:00 2:05:25 47.11
ndellar Spa Striders RC 1:48:40 2:03:24 2:03:24 53.07
Nic.1 Too hot wore too much. Felt very light headed in the last 2 miles. 50 Marathon Club, Reading Joggers, Wargrave Runners 1:33:43 2:20:33 2:20:00 2:25:11 60.46
oceanspirit A personal worst! Something not for the record books. Unaffiliated 2:16:55 2:40:01 2:40:01 40.85
Pagesmith FERC 1:55:11 2:04:40 2:05:00 2:17:26 45.06
PIN 01 Sandhurst Joggers 1:35:03 1:35:03 1:42:00 1:35:48 66.85
PipG FERC, Bramley Runners 1:54:55 1:59:05 1:59:05 56.31
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 1:56:30 1:58:07 1:58:07 59.40
ponyhead Good weather conditions on the whole, bit warmer than expected, shouldn't have worn a base layer. Big nasty blood blister on my right foot made miles 7 onwards uncomfortable, so I'm pleased with the time - surprised I couldnrun Reading faster than Cardiff whichnis pancake-flat. (Though the mass start congestion, lack of any visible mile markers to pace against and general distance cock-up make it hard to judge Cardiff 2010 in any sensible light.)

Still get to the end of halves and think, Unaffiliated 1:48:34 1:48:34 1:53:30 1:48:34 55.68
Pov Unaffiliated 1:41:43 1:46:32 1:46:32 59.10
Prof Disco Dean quite pleased with this time 2nd fastest half !! Reading Roadrunners 1:22:36 1:24:13 1:24:13 69.33
PSAMIKE Newent Runners 1:32:49 1:36:05 1:44:04 1:36:05 68.40
redkaya Unaffiliated 1:46:32 1:48:11 1:48:00 1:48:11 61.09
Rob P 84 Barnet & District AC 1:35:07 1:48:07 1:48:07 54.00
RobinBertrand Unaffiliated 1:46:28 1:52:06 1:52:06 53.23
Roofus Collingwood AC 1:50:19 1:53:48 1:53:48 61.65
RRR-CAZ 🇬🇧 Reading Roadrunners 1:28:23 1:33:06 1:33:06 67.07
runnerron Unaffiliated 1:58:28 1:58:28 2:00:00 1:58:28 55.00
Running Ruth London Heathside Runners AC 1:51:24 1:53:56 1:54:50 0.00
runningbean Unaffiliated 1:42:38 1:50:22 1:50:22 52.96
Sblack70 Bracknell Forest Runners 1:30:53 1:47:52 1:58:05 50.84
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:39:42 1:43:30 56.41
Shadowfax Abingdon Amblers AC 1:28:20 1:29:22 1:29:22 71.05
Shred Betty Lliswerry Runners 1:56:22 1:59:46 2:13:15 50.96
Sid Sandhurst Joggers 1:35:10 1:38:11 1:38:11 70.21
smiley broadling Slower than last year but to be expected having not done as much training, what with work and being off colour on and off for 6 weeks. Unaffiliated 2:04:57 2:14:54 2:14:54 50.70
Smoggy Milton Keynes AC 1:22:56 1:57:44 1:57:44 51.35
spoke Runnymede Runners 1:22:14 1:24:23 1:24:23 75.89
stefkirl 100 Marathon Club, Waverley Harriers 1:46:05 1:46:57 1:46:57 56.13
Stouty Unaffiliated 1:28:42 1:36:20 1:37:19 60.29
Super Norts Notts AC 1:12:41 1:12:41 1:14:58 77.88
superflyguy Hailsham Harriers 1:52:54 1:52:54 2:00:00 1:57:16 50.38
SuperTed Unaffiliated 1:34:07 1:41:56 1:45:00 1:41:56 58.90
surreystrider™ Unaffiliated 1:39:06 1:45:54 1:47:57 56.00
swiftnick Aldermaston AC, Reading Joggers 1:40:05 1:44:03 1:54:29 56.91
Synthpop Unaffiliated 1:36:52 1:37:56 1:37:56 60.33
Tabasco Great race, my first time at Reading. Faded rather badly in the last 3 miles (lack of recent training showed!) but still just scraped a PB! Loved the stadium finish and managed a decent sprint to the line. Organization was generally good, although the new route to the start for the green and white numbers Unaffiliated 1:55:28 1:55:28 1:59:00 1:58:53 54.90
The Teaboy Shite. Back went at 7 miles. Was on for 1:35-1:36. Bedford Harriers AC 1:41:48 1:41:48 1:41:48 57.51
TheKirbster Unaffiliated 1:38:02 1:38:02 1:38:02 59.62
tom_craggs 2 weeks of cold, still coughing, 3 hours sleep and a night of drinking....and the inevitable decision to take is easy from 8 miles came. Mornington Chasers, Winchester & District AC 1:15:29 1:17:42 1:19:34 73.38
Tony-21 Reading Roadrunners 1:34:54 1:46:07 1:46:07 61.40
topcorner Sandhurst Joggers 1:56:48 0.00
Tortoise Boy Hillingdon AC 1:59:53 2:03:20 2:03:20 49.80
tr_88 Unaffiliated 2:06:17 2:10:33 2:10:33 44.72
TracyB Unaffiliated 1:56:54 1:57:30 1:57:30 57.79
TrailingTortoise Unaffiliated 2:02:35 2:12:59 2:12:59 49.08
TrailsurferUK My second half marathon. Was still getting a feel for pace. Reading Roadrunners 1:33:37 1:35:30 1:41:51 62.87
trigger74 not bad considering lack of training- bit fast through first 5, excited by redlands support, thought wheels had really come off at 7/8 but held it together until last mile. Great race, great support again
Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers 1:26:41 1:27:51 1:30:54 64.75
Trobot Unaffiliated 1:47:50 1:54:53 1:55:00 1:56:43 50.08
Troughty Unaffiliated 1:42:25 1:40:00 0.00
Trying Hard Unaffiliated 2:02:53 2:03:58 1:59:00 2:03:58 57.16
TW Ran with a friend whilst recovering....great run, really enjoyed it..and a great pb for my running partner! Unaffiliated 1:30:57 1:31:51 1:34:59 1:46:54 56.99
VickiG Unaffiliated 1:44:24 1:44:24 1:44:24 62.45
Vicksta Enjoyable race in perfect conditions. Pleased with my run. Harlow RC 1:36:55 1:46:08 1:46:08 62.27
Windsor Wool Datchet Dashers 1:20:54 1:25:09 1:25:12 69.34
Zehnderboy Enjoyed the race, lots of people and start was a bit congested.  Don't know why I was passing White & Green bibs when I started at the front of the blue.  Hills are not too bad to cope with but if you're under done in training (like I was) then they will bite.  I struggled from about 8 miles but tried to keep up as good a tempo as I could manage.
Finish in the stadium was excellent, a great roar as you enter the stadium really spurs you on for the last 100 or so metres FERC 1:39:26 1:41:14 1:50:00 1:42:59 58.70

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